Thatcher Fire Chief Mike Payne

Authorities called to river fire

By Brooke Curley brooke@gilavalleycentral.net   THATCHER- At roughly 2:00 pm on Monday, black and gray smoke billowed up above the Gila River in Thatcher as local farmers attempted to clear…


Thatcher Fire Department holds training

THATCHER – The bright fire engines’ lights illuminated the darkness of the night as the Thatcher Fire Department conducted a training mission to better prepare them to handle the real…